Columbus fire officials investigating fire at old auto shop

Columbus fire officials battling large fire at an old auto shop

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Fire Department was working to put out a structure fire on Victory Drive early on Wednesday.

The building is identified as an old auto shop know as Body Auto Repair Shop located in the 2500 block of Victory Drive.

Authorities say the fire was contained to one part of the building.

“A lot of fire, smoke when we arrived, got it knocked down in about five to 10 minutes, nobody inside, nobody hurt, we got investigator now checking it out to see why it started,” said Battalion Chief Keith Watson.

The owner of the building says he suspects arson.

The fire remains under investigation.

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